Forecast: Summery Sunshine Sticks Around
Cooling trend late week
Columbus Day will feel a lot more like Labor Day as temperatures climb to around 80 degrees. This unseasonably warm weather will continue for the next several days. Later this week, cooler air will gradually filter into the region and next weekend will feature more fall-like 60s.
Gorgeous. 79-83. Fifties start the day, so throw on a warm-up jacket or fleece for an early stroll this morning. But by late morning, tee-shirts and shorts will suffice as the mercury passes 70 degrees. Mid-to-late afternoon temperature should hit 80 or so in most spots. How about a Columbus Day barbecue?
Clear skies overnight, but not quite as cool as the past several night due to light flow from the southwest. Low temperatures should reach the upper 40s in the coolest suburbs with mid-to-upper 50s in the city.
Keep reading for the forecast through the week.
More beautiful sunshine. 80-84. The area of high pressure that has produced this long string of sunny days holds for one more day. With light flow from the south, temperatures should again reach 80 or higher after starting the day in the 50s.
Mostly clear overnight with lows 50-58 (suburbs-city).
A weak cold front will pass through the area on Wednesday, but not before temperature rise well into the 70s. Afternoon clouds may increase somewhat, but the front should be mostly dry with little to no chance for rain. Confidence: Medium-High
A second cold front is likely to swing through the region Thursday, but showers chances will just be slightly higher than Wednesday's. High temperatures should reach the low 70s. Confidence: Medium-High
Behind both the fronts, it will be cooler on Friday, with highs in the upper 60s. Low pressure may form along the second cold front, stalled to our south. It's possible that this low will then turn up the East Coast, bringing rain and some wind to the area late Friday into the Saturday (50% chance). Confidence: Medium
There's a 40% chance of some rain Saturday morning, with rain chances gradually diminishing during the afternoon to less than 20% by evening. It will likely be brisk compared to the weather just a few days earlier, with highs in the mid 60s and gusty winds from the northwest. Confidence: Medium
Sunday will probably be partly sunny, breezy, and cool, with highs 60-65. Confidence: Medium
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